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MACON - Injuries and mistakes combined to help Stratford Academy defeat Lincoln County 35-19 here last Friday night.
It is hard to believe it's been 10 years since the "free kick", Brandon, Rontae, and others highlighted the 2006 Class A state title season. Join us as we go back 10 years ...
The 1986 season started with high hopes, as the Devils won the 1985 Class A state title with a 15-0 record. Lincoln County was ranked #1 in A, but had to face the #2 team in Class AA in its first game when arch-rival Washington-Wilkes came visiting. The Tigers scored on the last play of the game to win 12-10 and get their first win over the Devils since 1975. The Tigers were at the high point of their Butch Brooks era, and would go on to lose in the Class AA finals.
This Friday the Red Devils will travel to Macon to play at Stratford Academy for the first time. The Eagles are 2-1 with the sole loss coming to strong Landmark Christian. Stratford is located near First Presbyterian, where recently the Devils played their first games in Macon since 1976. It seems like only yesterday that the Devils loaded up the chartered bus to head to Macon to take on Mount de Sales in a game many thought would decide the 1976 Region 4-B championship...
|McCormick, SC||W 41-0||away||[FFN]|
|Abbeville, SC||T 7-7||BBF-LCS||[FFN]|
|Stratford Academy||L 19-35||away||[FFN]|
|Region 7-A play-in game||away|
|School||Region||Overall||Last Game||Next Game|
|Aquinas||0-0-0||2-2-0||9/16 Won 27-14 at Mt. de Sales||9/30 Hancock Central|
|Greene Co.||0-0-0||3-0-0||9/16 Lost 35-18 at Twiggs Co.||9/30 at Warren Co.|
|Hancock Central||0-0-0||3-1-0||9/23 Won 48-0 vs Hephzibah||9/30 at Aquinas|
|Lincoln Co.||0-0-0||2-1-1||9/23 Lost 35-19 at Stratford||9/30 Washington-Wilkes|
|Warren Co.||0-0-0||3-1-0||9/16 Lost 13-6 at First Presby||9/30 Greene Co.|
|Washington-Wilkes||0-0-0||0-4-0||9/23 Lost 36-0 at Tattnall Sq||9/30 at Lincoln County|
|First Presbyterian||0-0-0||3-0-0||9/16 Won 13-6 Warren Co.||9/30 at Twiggs Co.|
|Mt. de Sales||0-0-0||2-1-0||9/16 Lost 27-14 Aquinas||9/30 at Stratford Academy|
|Stratford Academy||0-0-0||3-1-0||9/23 Won 35-19 Lincoln County||9/30 Mt. de Sales|
|Tattnall Square||0-0-0||3-0-0||9/23 Won 36-0 Wash-Wilkes||9/30 Wilkinson Co.|
|Twiggs Co.||0-0-0||2-1-0||9/16 Won 35-18 Twiggs Co.||9/30 First Presbyterian|
|Wilkinson Co.||0-0-0||0-3-0||9/16 Lost 30-8 Wilkinson Co.||9/30 at Tattnall Square|
For many years, the orange pylons around the endzones at Buddy Bufford Field were unique. Coach Larry Campbell put the year and score of the Devils' state championship game wins on the pylons (one each).
Eleven state championship games have been played at Buddy Bufford Field, including THE Game, the 25-0 win over Washington-Wilkes in 2005.